Saweetie Says Lil’ Kim Has the Best Bar in Female Rap History

Written by on March 8, 2021

Saweetie is giving Lil’ Kim her flowers.

Talking with Issa Rae for Apple Music’s “Issa’s Raedio Present,” the “Finest Buddy” rapper revealed who she thinks has the most effective bar in feminine rap historical past, bestowing the honors on the Queen Bee for her 1996 single “Not Tonight.”

“I feel Lil’ Kim’s ‘Not Tonight.’ I feel that is the most effective bar in feminine historical past,” Saweetie stated of the Onerous Core basic. “I like when she says, ‘Tryin’ to impress me together with your 5 G stones / I’ll provide you with 10 Gs, ni**a, for those who go away me alone.’ Once I heard that, I used to be like…I felt it. I knew what she meant and that’s simply probably the most boss factor somebody might ever say. Like, I like that line.”

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Saweetie stated her mom put her on to the Brooklyn rap icon when she was rising up. “My mother listened to plenty of Lil’ Kim and Cunning [Brown]. I’ve all the time preferred their demeanor. Their demeanor is simply, I do know that once they step into the room, you possibly can simply really feel that bossness. They all the time simply felt so highly effective to me.”

Moreover, she gave props to Missy Elliott for her creativeness. “I like me some Missy. I all the time inform folks, if I’m going to get nasty, I’m going to get nasty like Missy as a result of she’s all the time inventive and he or she’ll make you assume. So, that’s what I drew from her.”

Saweetie’s influences additionally embrace Trina (“I like Trina’s angle. I like how snug she was in her personal physique”) and Nicki Minaj, who she found on-line. “In highschool, Nicki dropped two or three mixtapes that I simply tremendous beloved and it opened my eyes to what a modern-day feminine rapper could felt like as a result of all people else, my aunties and my mother was listening to them, however I found Nicki on LimeWire.”

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Saweetie is now readying her debut album Fairly Bitch Music. The undertaking, which can include no less than 17 tracks, shall be a real illustration of herself.

“I used to wrestle with my sound. I didn’t know learn how to correctly ship. I didn’t know what inflection was. I couldn’t discover producers who made sense with my model and my voice as a result of all these issues had been congruently to make a superb music,” stated Saweetie.

“I undoubtedly really feel like Icy and Excessive Upkeep had been extremely produced, nice sound high quality our bodies of labor, however I nonetheless really feel like folks didn’t perceive me. And whereas in quarantine folks have discovered about me via my content material. I feel this can be a time for folks to get to know me via my music, which is so essential to me.”

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